Events

70th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BOMBING OF HIROSHIMA / NAGASAKI

Midday, Thursday 6th August, Albert Street (Outside Marks & Spencer)

Join us on the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima to remember the victims of this inhumane attack, as well as to demand the scrapping of the Trident nuclear weapons system. It is estimated that a single Trident warhead is 8 times more destructive than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, which killed at least 140,000 people. It is time to abandon these indiscriminate weapons of war.

There will be banners, placards, speakers, a small demonstration and, to remember the victims, a one-minute silence. If you can attend or help out, please let us know via nottscnd@gmail.com

  • 7pm, Thursday 6th August, Five Leaves Bookshop (14a, Long Row, Nottingham, NG1 2DH)

We are hosting an evening to mark the republication of the book Hiroshima by John Hersey. This outstanding account of the impact of the first atomic bomb attack played a major role in helping people outside of Japan understand what happened and, ultimately, shaped public debates around nuclear weapons.

Our guest speakers are Tony Simpson of the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation and Carol Turner of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, whom will speak about different aspects of nuclear warfare. Copies of Hiroshima will be available and refreshments will be served. To register, email nottscnd@gmail.com

  • Saturday 8th August, Rolls-Royce Raynesway, Derby

East Midlands CND is organising a vigil and highly visual demonstration outside the Rolls-Royce facility in Derby. This is to mark the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima/Nagasaki but also to highlight the role of Rolls Royce in the Trident nuclear-armed submarine system.

We strongly urge anyone in the region to attend this event and to contact in advance the East Mids CND’s Secretary via mathews@greenbee.net or by calling 01246235723.

CND stalls in Nottingham:

  • Wednesday 26 August, Stall in Hyson Green (10.30am).

Please call Diane on 07975 854466 if you plan to help out.

Nottingham CND planning meetings:

  • Next planning meeting, Wednesday 19th August 2015, 7.30pm – 9.00pm.
  • Location: Nottingham City NUT, 21 Hucknall Road, Carrington. Notts. NG5 1AE

Planning meetings are held every month and are open to all members.

Other:

Nottingham Green Festival

  • Sunday 6th September 2015 – The Arboretum Nottingham.  Nottingham CND will have a stall at this years Nottingham Green Festival. The extremely popular ‘Tombola’ will be back!  We would love to see you there!  PS: If you have any items you could donate  for the tombola please contact Diane our stall organiser on: 07975 854466.

Cycle Palestine in aid of MAP

Richard Buckwell, a Nottingham CND member, is taking part in Cycle Palestine 2015 (27th Sept – 4th Oct 2015) to raise funds for Medical Aid for Palestine (MAP). To support this cause (and great effort!) visit Richard’s JustGiving page.

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Twitter: @nottingham_cnd

Facebook: facebook.com/EastMidsCND

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One Response to Events

  1. Beating-Drum says:

    Dear People of CND (no name on the email as far as I remember)
    Do you know of a letter from the Mayor of Hiroshima about the adults now who were children at the time of the dropping of the bomb – 60 years ago or thereabouts – who haven’t spoken out before about the effects – then and now – of that event. Apparently, there is a network of Mayors who are trying to make the rest of the world more awarre of the lasting effects. I did know more of the precise facts but they are slithering from my mind. I’ll try dig out the copy that I have of it – my purpose in writing this, is: do you know about all that?? Can’t imagine why I never thought of you guys when it was brought to my attention and nobody seemed the slightest bit interested – a very usual situation in my 80 years I have found! Love 2U all, Beating-Drum

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